By Dan Sule-Jalingo
It is obviously clear that God has blessed Taraba state with natural resources, but there is no single industry that contained at least one hundred employees in the state.
In view of this, the local government Council Chairman of Jalingo Abdulnasir Bobboji has called on wealthy individuals to come to the aide of the state to establish private industries that would boost the economy of not only the state but the nation as a whole.
Bobboji made this call while fielding questions from newsmen in Jalingo on the recently industrial census exercise embarked by the Federal ministry of labour and Industry across the thirty-six states of the federation including Taraba.
He said if established, the industries will no doubt assist in reducing unemployment among the teeming unemployed youth as well as high rate of criminal activities in the society.
The local government council Chairman commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration for its effort towards actualization of the Mambilla Hydro Power project, adding that when completed it will generate job opportunity for thousands of Nigerian youths from within and outside the state.
Abdulnasir Bobboji however applauded the giant strides of the African richest business man Aliko Dangote for investing sugarcane factory in Lau local government area of the state and called on the well to do Tarabans to emulate him.
The Chairman therefore used the forum to disclosed that Governor Darius Ishaku has gone far in his plan to restore the powers of traditional rulers, especially village and district heads to enable them monitor the movements of strangers in their domains as being done in the past.
Bobboji warned people of the local government to desist from dumping of refuse under drainages as well as avoid building in flood front areas.